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consumption

noun [U]
 
 
/kənˈsʌmpʃən/ ECONOMICS
the act of using, eating, or drinking something, or the amount that is used, etc.: fuel/energy, etc. consumption Water transport costs less than road transport, cuts congestion, and reduces energy consumption.increase/reduce the consumption of sth a program designed to increase the consumption of fruit and vegetables by low-income families As a nation, our consumption of junk food is horrifying.
the process of buying and using goods, or the amount that is bought and used: domestic/home consumption Most of our products are made for domestic consumption rather than export. Increased household wealth is associated with higher personal consumption. →  See also capital consumption , conspicuous consumption , final consumption
Translations of “consumption”
in Korean 소비…
in Arabic اسْتِهْلاك…
in Portuguese consumo…
in Catalan consum…
in Japanese 消費量…
in Italian consumo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使用, 消費量, 消耗量…
in Russian потребление…
in Turkish tüketim, tüketilen miktar, sarf…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使用, 消费量, 消耗量…
in Polish zużycie, spożycie…
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